COLUMBUS-State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) announced that this week the Ohio Senate unanimously passed a plan to reform the process for drawing Ohio's congressional districts. With a strong bipartisan vote in the Ohio House today, Substitute Senate Joint Resolution 5 will now go before Ohio voters on the May ballot. The passage of Sub SJR 5 follows weeks of negotiations between the leadership of both parties in the General Assembly and various redistricting reform coalitions.
With 2017 behind us, the Ohio General Assembly is now over halfway through its legislative session. This point provides us with the opportunity to take stock of where we are and where we want to go. I was proud to support bills last year that created greater workforce opportunities, provided relief and support for Ohio's agriculture industry, and created a better environment for Ohioans to grow and prosper. I am proud of what we accomplished last year, and I am optimistic about the continuing positive impacts we will make on our communities.
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) joined State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and area leaders for the grand opening of Vinton County's new supermarket, Campbell's Market.
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) and State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) are inviting area residents to attend district office hours on Friday, December 1, 2017 in Gallia, Lawrence and Jackson counties.
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) today applauded the announcement of local investments through the Clean Ohio Trails Fund, NatureWorks and Recreational Trails grant programs, which seek to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohio families and promote tourism.
COLUMBUS—State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) is inviting area residents to attend his district office hours on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Clinton, Highland, Ross and Pickaway counties.
The brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces are always deserving of thanks. We owe them gratitude every day, every month, and every year. This Veterans Day, I want to take this opportunity to pay special tribute to veterans in Ohio and across the country.
In January of this year, I stood with my fellow Senators as we announced our legislative priorities for this two-year cycle. As we unveiled our priority legislation, the first ten bills introduced in the Senate, we made a commitment to you to make our State a better place.
"Our goal is to help prevent drug-related deaths and overdose recurrence, making long-term recovery possible for those struggling with addiction," said Senator Peterson. "Support for these programs helps law enforcement connect addicted individuals with recovery services, which is key in saving lives and helping affected families begin to heal."
"Community learning centers are valuable resources for our local communities," said Peterson. "These programs offer additional support to ensure students have the best opportunity for success in the classroom and in meeting state academic standards."